The Scottish Human Rights Commission is developing its Strategic Plan for 2016-2020. To help it set out its priorities and improve how it works, it would like to hear from people and organisations from across Scotland’s communities.
The trial of a man accused of historical child sex offences has collapsed after prosecutors included charges on the indictment for which they had “no supporting evidence”. A judge at the High Court in Edinburgh deserted the indictment simplicter after ruling that the Crown had created “oppress
Ewan MacLeod The Scottish government’s announcement that it would be putting in place a moratorium on granting planning permission for underground coal gasification (UGC) projects until the outcome of a potentially lengthy independent investigation could result in claims under the European Convent
Tim Whewall BBC Radio 4's File on Four programme has investigated a "mind-bogglingly" complex financial scam which has seen Europe's poorest country robbed of $1 billion – with the trail leading to an ex-council flat in Edinburgh and fraudsters who have availed themselves of the Scottish Limited P
Holyrood's Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee has issued a call for written evidence as it prepares to scrutinise the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill. The objective of the bill is to replace the Short Assured Tenancy and Assured Tenancy by introducing a new single tenancy fo
Fishermen have launched an application to secure protected name status for the Orkney crab. The European Union scheme protects certain food names on grounds of geography or recipe to safeguard them against imitators.
The Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales has said people must be able to access justice without having to instruct lawyers. Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd made the comments in New Zealand, one of the jurisdictions he is visiting on his Magna Carta tour.